Summary: The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee Linke will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well.
Hello everyone! It’s been a few months, but we’re back! This week, we’re talking about songs for the upcoming season (The Sensual World) that don’t have any fans yet, and the future of the show (hint: October 2020!). If you are a fan of any of these Sensual World era tracks, feel free to e-mail, … Continue reading Special – Stepping Out of Quarantine into the Sensual World
Oh yes we will! You may have noticed that there haven’t been any new episodes of the show in a while. This week, Cecilee talks about the season to come and why there’s been a longer break than usual. AND also calling all Sensual World fans: If you are a super fan of any of … Continue reading Special – Maybe You’ll Be Coming Back…..?
1986 was a busy year for Kate Bush! Not only was she singing with Rowan Atkinson, putting out singles from Hounds of Love and also a video and non-album track for The Whole Story, but she also got to sing with two other major artists: Big Country and Peter Gabriel! This week, we’re talking about … Continue reading S05E21 – The Seer (with Big Country)
And now for an interesting little footnote in Kate Bush’s discography, her duet with comedian Rowan Atkinson, Do Bears. On April 4, 5, and 6, 1986, Kate Bush took part in the first live show for a then-new British charity event that would soon become a yearly institution: Comic Relief. She sang two songs, a … Continue reading S05E20 – Do Bears (with Rowan Atkinson)
It is another episode of Strange Phenomena that brings us together! This week we’re talking about a soundtrack song, the upbeat, poppy (and VERY mid-80s sounding!) Be Kind to My Mistakes. This song has had several releases over the years, most notably more as a b-side in the Sensual World era. BUT it’s first release … Continue reading S05E19 – Be Kind to My Mistakes
We were working secretly not for the military, but for you, specifically a new episode of Strange Phenomena! This week we’re going into a song that was released as a single from Kate Bush’s (to-date) only greatest hits collection The Whole Story, the spooky Experiment IV. Experiment IV was the only single released from The … Continue reading S05E18 – Experiment IV
And now for a discussion of a b-side that isn’t discussed much (not even by Kate herself!!). In fact, the only way to find this song is either getting the single it’s from (The Big Sky), finding the This Woman’s Work box set, or going to YouTube! It’s not even on her most recent boxset … Continue reading S05E17 – Not This Time
Last week’s episode was on a traditional song, and that’s the same thing with this week’s episode! This week, we’re talking about a cover of a sea shanty called The Handsome Cabin Boy! He may not be a Kate fan (yet!) but we have Cecilee’s good friend Andrew Martin, a fellow music enthusiast and a … Continue reading S05E16 – The Handsome Cabin Boy
Time to take a trip to Ireland for this week’s b-side, the lovely, a cappella My Lagan Love. This week, we’re talking about My Lagan Love, an Irish song that Kate recorded as a b-side and released as a b-side on two different singles (Cloudbusting in the UK, Hounds of Love in the US). However, … Continue reading S05E15 – My Lagan Love
Don’t worry, you won’t have to be waiting all night long for a new b-side episode! We’re indeed going to tell you all about this week’s song, Burning Bridge. Recorded specifically as a b-side and stated as such by Kate herself, Burning Bridge is a frenzied, militaristic song with tons of background vocals, a charging … Continue reading S05E14 – Burning Bridge
It won’t take us long to tell you how to find the next episode of Strange Phenomena: it’s right here in your feed! So when you’re done celebrating Thanksgiving and stuffing yourself full of turkey today (if you’re an American listener!), come take a moment to listen to this week’s episode of Strange Phenomena and … Continue reading S05E13 – Under the Ivy
Are we really at the end of another album? Yes we are! Don’t worry; there are still b-sides and collaborations to come! (among many for this season: Under the Ivy! Burning Bridge! My Lagan Love! The Handsome Cabin Boy! The Seer! Don’t Give Up!) But first: The Morning Fog. After the nightmare that was the … Continue reading S05E12 – The Morning Fog
With just your heart and your mind, you could be driving driving home listening to the latest episode of the show! After an unexpected two week break, we’re back with the second to last song for the Hounds of Love album. Hello Earth is the climax of the album, a shifting, ethereal piece that was … Continue reading S05E11 – Hello Earth
Hello you Kate Bush fans, ready to put on your dancing shoes? Time to dance a jig of life! After the somber and thoughtful Watching You Without Me, we’re on to the next track, the energetic Jig of Life! Two fans (who are also Patreon supporters of the show!) are on board to discuss this … Continue reading S05E10 – Jig of Life
We can let you know what’s been happening, there’s a new episode of Strange Phenomena for your listening pleasure! This week, our song is Watching You Without Me, a dreamy, spectral tune that plays with a lot of interesting sounds (are those possibly gamelans? And backwards vocals?) and contains some wonderful production techniques. Two other … Continue reading S05E09 – Watching You Without Me